[3dem] Sad news about Ken Downing

Sharon G Wolf Sharon.Wolf at weizmann.ac.il
Sun Aug 5 10:52:24 PDT 2018

Thank you. Those pictures are so precious. I never knew the mustache….
One of the pictures that Eva sent was from 2003, at the 3DEM GRC; the Downing alumni.
The second picture was from February 2014, at the “Downing Symposium” at LBL. He was very happy.

From: 3dem <3dem-bounces at ncmir.ucsd.edu> On Behalf Of Marin van Heel
Sent: Sunday, August 5, 2018 20:01
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Subject: Re: [3dem] Sad news about Ken Downing

Dear All

Let me share with you - in his memory - this picture of a young Ken Downing that I took when we first met in March 1977 at the EMBO course in Basel, organized by Ueli Aebi and the late Ross Smith. The second picture is Ken in vivid discussion with Ueli Aebi over a slide on the overhead projector.
If I remember correctly we discussed, at that meeting, the transfer properties of a microscope system equipped with a half-aperture.

Rest in peace Ken,


On 05/08/2018 07:58, Martin Kessel wrote:
Dear Eva and Sharon and all Ken's friends and family,
We deeply mourn the loss of Ken - a true gentleman scientist and pioneer in our field. His legacy lives on in all those he mentored.
Martin Kessel

On Sat, Aug 4, 2018 at 6:23 PM, Evangel Nogales De La Morena <enogales at lbl.gov<mailto:enogales at lbl.gov>> wrote:

Dear all,

It is with great sadness and disbelief that we write to let you know that Ken Downing passed away last night, peacefully, at his house, surrounded by his loving family.

Ken made numerous contributions to our field and was respected and loved by everyone that knew him. His unique sense of humor, his kindness and his insights will be deeply missed.

Eva Nogales and Sharon Wolf

Eva Nogales
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Molecular and Cell Biology Department, UC Berkeley
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Senior Faculty Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
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